What happens when the world runs out of crude oil?
- JackolanternLv 73 weeks ago
All life left, except humans, will rejoice and throw a party!
- JASONLv 61 month ago
I remember my chemistry teacher asking what will we do in twenty years when the oil runs out, she was really freaking out over it. This was forty years ago.
- 1 month ago
We use something else; likely fusion power.
- 1 month ago
We go back to whaling and kill all the whales, because that is what we do best.
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- MARKLv 71 month ago
Saudi Arabia goes bankrupt.
- TomLv 71 month ago
By then we will have developed something else.
Such things run out GRADUALLY---they just get more and more expensive over time-----We switch over to ANOTHER source when it becomes CHEAPER than oil
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
That depends on whether we have made the necessary transition or not. Forget about megacities and airlines either way
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Nuclear Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Ocean Power.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
It won't actually run out but as it becomes more scarce and remaining reserves more difficult to access it will become more expensive and usage will fall.
- DzeLv 71 month ago
theres plenty of energy and the technology to implement it.. deisel motors can run on vegetable oil, alcohol can be distilled from crops, hydrogen is easily extracted from water .. the reason these are not used widely is its hard to hold a monopoly on energy from those sources ..